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until the super bowl. this is just breaking out of the pentagon.. we'll have more later at five. >>> leon panetta just announced he is opening combat roles to women. this is breaking news from the pentagon. we'll have more later today on eyewitness news at 5:00. >>> and finally, it's a cat fight over cats. a new zealand environmental advocate wants to rid his country of pet cats. he says the felines threatening the native birds there. but cat lovers have their claws out saying the anti-cat guy should stay out of their lives and leave their cat companions alone. got to leave the cats alone, right? >> we like when it's raining cats and dogs. ba da bump! >> it is a little bit. >> have a great afternoon. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the sphere infantry battalion, these are the ones that attack the enemy. these are all male for good reason. we don't have women in those units it's not a good idea to put them there. everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal but they won't be the same. general dempsey said if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask, should it be so high, that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he also asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in the unit. and then we have a diversity commission that says, we're supposed to have diversity metrics, that's another name for quotas and promotions for men will be contingent on meeting the diversity quota. the military is not there just to support equal opportunity. it's there to defent the country and carry out the missions that are asked of them. >> one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy, and most men would be against it, and some men would be aga
the latest move by the pentagon. >> the tip of the spear infantry battalions, the ones that attack the enemy, they are men for good reason. now, everyone is insisting and assuming the standards will be the same. they will be equal. but they won't be the same. because general dempsey said, well, if the standard is too high and the women can't meet it, we'll ask should it be so high. that's when the pressure to lower the standards will continue. he asked for a critical mass of women. that will further lower the standards so we can have more women in that unit. and we have a diversity commission that says we're supposed to have diversity metrics, another name for quotas. the military is not there just for equal opportunity. it's there to defend the country and to carry out the missions asked of them. >> okay. one shouldn't assume every woman would be for this new policy. of course most men would be against it. mikey, you're all for this. tell me about your experience in the military serving alongside women and why you're for it. >> don, i am. i think this is a very sensible, pragmatic decision
very personally and even became emotional during the hearing. pentagon chief leon panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. that move will open up hundreds of thousands of front-line positions. also - the possibility of elite commando jobs. it's a ground-breaking move -- and panetta's decision gives the military until january of 20-16 to argue any special exceptions. but some of the jobs could open as soon as this year. >> ofthe oakland city council approved four crime- fighting measures this morning. including a controversial measure to hire a top cop as a consultant. the council voted 7 to 1 after four hours of public comment.as concerned residents packed the council chamber. former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton is known for his controversial tactics. also for his previouis successes in reducing crime. one of his strategies is stop and frisk, which many are opposed to. oakland police chief howard jordan says that is not something they plan on implementing. >> that is not something that we will be implementing. our policy is reasonable
by february 28th. the pentagon is betting next war will be fought an a digital frontier. kept of defense reportedly adding 4,000 people to the cyber command force and also dividing cyber security force into three groups, one branch protecting infrom a struk tour and a growth securing pentagon system autos it's a mixed close for stocks on a drop in pending home sales. shares of apple leading gains. and remember when groupon played ads during super bowl? well, now, black berry maker research in motion is taking a painl out of the playbook and will advertise during the biggest night in football. the model will be the subject of that super bowl commercial and hopefully ads will come off better than groupon as well. groupon candidates sort of came outs a flop n bloomberg studios in san francisco, i'm emily chang, carolyn, dan, back to you. >> thank you very much. >> let's check on the forecast. >> nice way to start, too. >> sunny skies, deep blue. thin clouds and grit visibility. >> there is a live look, looking west, you can see the rich blue color of the sky there. some reelections of sunse
in the military. the announcement coming from the pentagon that will open up thousands of new roles for female soldiers and sailors. >> send us your best 49er photos. we see a lot of people doing their best kaepernicking. send them to news@kpix.com or upload them to cbssf.com. we'll put them on tv. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. cost of chicken wings. a onwide shortage is d >>> the cost of everything super bowl is going up including the cost of chicken wings. a nationwide shortage is driving up prices to their highest ever.
secretary of defense leon panetta. we asked david martin at the pentagon to tell us more about what this will mean. >> reporter: the defense secretary's order will make women eligible to serve as infantrymen on combat patrol and even in elite special operations units like the navy seals. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn halfaker, were on the front lines commanding an m.p. platoon in iraq where she lost her arm fighting alongside the infantry. >> there's not a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did we did with infantry units. we would do with field artillery units. we were all fighting the same fight, doing the same thing. >> reporter: the best machine gunner in halfaker's platoon was victoria rivers, who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> working side by side with special forces teams was pretty cool. >> rep
. >> hallie jackson has more on the story. >> this is a ground-breaking move by the pentagon. it overturns the band put in place nearly 22 years ago. each branch of the military has until early 2016 to make the case against women serving in certain positions. they have to let the pentagon know how that will comply by mid-may. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> 5:27. 18 degrees at the airport. >> snow continues to fall in lutherville. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> that snow means problems on >> that snow means problems on the roads using robotics and mobile technology, verizon innovators have made it possible for teachers to teach, and for a kid... nathan. tadpole. ... to feel like a kid again. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. it is national peanut butter day. we have peanut butter cookies. you can dig in ther
that don't work? that is 60% of what they want to take additional lay out of the pentagon. where does the leadership say we will stop? to have a special subcommittee with the bad actors and we demand those people get fired but none of that happens. you could not perform on a contract and do it with impunity because members of congress are basically not willing or inexperienced to know you should hold people accountable whether a federal employee but that is one example just this week. >> host: what was the business you built? >> guest: my father started of machinery manufacturing business for our farming business. i had a different lens division in southern virginia 1969 through 2,008. >> host: does still exist? >> it has been sold portions of it exist. >> we're here is the author of radical chapters the kevlar bookstore was open in 1950 fined one negative a 1955. who was roy? >> guest: most influential peace activist of his generation, he helped found the first listener's sponsored radio station in the country, he helped to lead the war resisters league and found the first free unive
. >> jon karl, we'll come back to you in a little bit. >>> let's go out to cecilia vega, at the pentagon, where the marching bands have been getting ready all morning. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is the staging area. this is where the party is starting. 9,000 marchers in this parade today. this is a special group. they look warm. they're all gear eed up. you're from honolulu, hawaii. you have a special alumni. >> we're from president barack obama's alma mater. >> reporter: the secret to staying warm out here. one thing, hand warmers. we are living on these things out here today. it's going to be a really good day. they're going to have a lot of fun from here, as they head over on the giant buses you see here. this group is so large, they're filling up three of the buses. and they're going to head down on the parade march, a mile or so from the capitol, to the white house. and saying hello to one hawaiian, they know and love. >> they don't have use for the warm-up suits in hawaii. >>> let's go to david muir right now. he's at the capitol, right on the steps, where so many are
. pentagon chief leon panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. what that does, that opens hundreds of thousands of front- line positions and potentially elite complain doe jobs after more than a decade at war. this is a grand-breaking movement roarked by the joint chiefs of staff and overturns the 1994 rule that banned women from being asignedded to ground units. military services have until january of 2016 to seek special exemptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women. >>> getting a little ink in honor of colin kaepernick. where you can get a kaeper-tat for the super bowl. >>> and a hiring boom about to get underway. where thousands of seasonal hires are about to be made. >>> there is a look at your big board. the dow is up 71 points. markets are happy today. google doing well after better- then-expected earnings. up almost 6%. >>> in less than an hour, apple investors are gonna find out if their fears are founded. the bay area tech giant is set to report fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell. the stock has already fallen about 3
tomorrow from the pentagon that will change the u.s. military from the barracks to the battlefield. >>> it's so cold in some places, you can do this to a cup of ter, and this to a building in chicago. it's affecting much of the country tonight, and there's a big winter storm on the move. >>> and the photo that's been shared around the world and the touching story of devotion we discovered behind the picture. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. over one long epic day with a camera aimed at her at all times, she sat for hours before not one, but two congressional committees answering questions, some of them heated, about what happened and why in benghazi, libya on september 11th of last year that resulted in the death
embassies could soon include women. the pentagon will overturn a 1994 ruling from prohibiting women from serving in combat. >> reporter: the defense secretary's order will make women eligible to serve as infantry men in special patrol and the navy seals. however women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially gruelling. combat separations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some like dawn halfacre were on the front lines, commanding a platoon where she lost her arm. >> there's not a bilge difference at all. and -- a big difference at all. and a lot of the missions we did, we did with infantry and filled artillery units. we were all doing the same thing, fighting the same fight. >> reporter: the best machine gunner was victoria rivers who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> working side by side with a special forces team, it was pretty cool. >> some don't just have the physical strength to do it. >> reporter: the order will open 200,
. >> happening now a historic day for women in the military. defense secretary panetta has announced the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat that will open up hundreds of thousands of front-line positions for women serving in the armed forces and potentially elite commando jobs. >> if they can meet qualifications for the job, they should have the right to serve. regardless of creed or color or gender or sexual orientation. >> he said qualifications for the job of combat soldier will not change and not every combat job opens right away. >> senator john kerry has just wrapped up the confirmation hearings to be the next secretary of state. this morning, hillary clinton introduced the likely successor. on the subject of iran, john kerry says the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon describing it as "prevention." >> it is not hard to prove a peaceful program. other nations do it every day. it takes intrusive inspections and living up to publicly arrived at standards. everyone understands what they are. >> he is appearing before
for women in the military. defense secretary panetta has announced the pentagon's decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat that will open up hundreds of thousands of front-line positions for women serving in the armed forces and potentially elite commando jobs. >> if they can meet qualifications for the job, they should have the right to serve. regardless of creed or color or gender or sexual orientation. >> he said qualifications for the job of combat soldier will not change and not every combat job opens right away. >> senator john kerry has just wrapped up the confirmation hearings to be the next secretary of state. this morning, hillary clinton introduced the likely successor. on the subject of iran, john kerry says the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon describing it as "prevention." >> it is not hard to prove a peaceful program. other nations do it every day. it takes intrusive inspections and living up to publicly arrived at standards. everyone understands what they are. >> he is appearing before the senate foreign affairs
some news last month that the pentagon purchased 5,000 copies. let me finish it. and it's for counter intelligence training, 101 and mandatory reading for they're course encounter intelligence. this is in tan sa any a. i went there when i was three years old and my father founded a medical center and my mother started a school. it was a wonderful childhood. i went to school with children from two dozen countries. with jews and christians and hindus and for me that was the way the world was. finally it came time to come back to america. i was in high school and really looking forward to coming back to a place whether i heard about fourth of jewels lies anulies . i got beat up. they said you're not from america. it wasn't in africa that i learned about racism but here in united states. we were completely broke and i did something real unpopular at the time. four days after high school i joind the united states army. not only to serve my country but to get the,gi bill to continue my education. then i saw young men and women from all across america. from farms and ranches and it matedm m
of that. a mild earthquake shut pentagon around -- shook people around fairfield at 3.1, a mile from downtown fairfield. an attempted kidnapping in antioch prompted a school to get school a lesson in stranger danger. this is after a report of a parent reporting an incident of their child outside sutter elementary school. our news reporter has that story. >> the principal says they always watch the kids at drop off but today teachers volume teared to add extra patrol and they will be talking to the kids today about not talking to strangers. >> there were a lot of eyes on the antioch kids headed into sutter elementary school after news of a man trying to abduct a 5th grader has parents and teachers on edge. >> i am scareed. i see little kids walking home and i am like... >> it is very unsettling. strange something like this could happen next to you where your kid goes to school. >> the principal said the boy walked from school to his ride which was across the park. >> a stranger was at the park, in a car, called the student over saying that he was going do pick the student up and the s
. >>> well, make way for gi jane. the pentagon said it will lift its ban and allow women to be sent to the frontlines. they could even serve as elite commandos. cbs 5 reporter david martin says first there's one thing they'll have to prove. >> reporter: the defense secretary order will make women eligible to serve on combat patrol. however, women will have to meet strength standards that could keep them out of units where the physical demands are especially grueling. combat operations in iraq and afghanistan have already cost more than 130 women their lives and left more than 800 wounded. some, like dawn, were on the frontlines, commanding a platoon in iraq, where she lost her arm fighting alongside the infantry. >> there's not a big difference at all. a lot of the missions we did with infantry and artillery units. we were all fighting the same fight. >> reporter: the best machine gunners in the platoon was victoria rivers, who was tapped to go on missions with special forces. >> i was side by side with special forces, and it was pretty cool. >
into their homes. nine customers have been allowed services from the red cross for the night. >> the pentagon will lift its ban on women serving in direct ground combat roles with an announcement expected tomorrow. the ground-breaking move was recommended by the joint chiefs of staff and will open up hundreds of thousands of front line positions and delete command of jobs to women. it overturned a policy in place since 1994. some jobs may become available in -- this year. tammy duckworth lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in iraq. she says this will level the playing field. >> you cannot make it without a combat arms command or the battalion level -- this will allow women to have some of the command power. >> according to nbc news, at first women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. hillary clinton face pointed questions and accusations that her department misled americans about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. she testified before a pair of congressional analysts. she used -- rice said then that the attacks grew out of a spont
at the benghazi hearings. will it help or hurt a possible presidential run? >>> for the first time the pentagon gives women the right to serve in combat. >>> and hay, farmers don't have enough and some are going to extremes to get it. >>> but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it's very, very cold. the wind is definitely cutting in to me. >> a brutal cold front freezes over the northeast. >> windchill advisories in at least a dozen states from north dakota to new england. >> the frigid arctic air mass for schools to close can pose transportation problem. >>> scientists say it dice to strange phenomenon called january. >> something sprang out of that. >> hillary clinton took the hot seat, testifyinging t inabout t deadly terror attack. >> with all due respect, we have four dead americans. sit because of a protest or because four guys walking outside one night decided to kill some americans. what difference at this point does it make? >>> groundbreaking decision in the pentagon. >> women have been fighting and dying and bleeding for this nation in combat
>>> a ground breaking move by the u.s. military. why the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat. >>> plus -- >>> we were misled. there was supposedly protests. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or guys out for a welcome one night who decided they would go kill some americans. >> hillary clinton gets heated takes the fall. >> one of silicon valley's most profitable companies falls victim to the curse of high expectations. >>> and spencer is here with the weather. >> here in the accuweather center. the forecast center. wet weather blankets the bay >>> well, after a long string of dry days it is raining outside tonight. this is a live picture of the embarcadero in san francisco. the street sparkling with the raindrops. the rain may have contributed to this rollover accident in petaluma. thankfully no one was injured. let's get to spencer christian sw live doppler 7hd. spencer? >> a taste of what we expect mid to late january to look like. as you can see on live doppler 7hd we have mainly light rain blanketing most of the bay area but p
as mentors. >>> the pentagon has started sending pink slips to thousands of temporary workers. these are part of a budget cut that takes place in march. the pentagon's civilian work force has 46,000 employees but it's not yet known just how many are being laid off. >>> the commerce department says that although new home sales cooled off in december, the annual figure for last year was the best since 2009. builders sold 363,000 new homes in 2012 that's an increase of 20%. and it's the first annual gain since 2005. >>> a new update today on the health of giant's fan bryan stow. we'll táel you why it will rally support. >>> and the right to play. what the white house did today to make sure all children even if they have a disability are treated fairly when playing on sports teams. >>> the family of bryan stow, the giant fan severely beaten at a dodger game released an update on his health that has left his friends and supporters shaken. stow's family says he is back in the hospital with a blood clot. robert handa live now in san jose with how loved ones are taking the news and how anyone can s
the jobs of all 46,000 temporary civilian employees at the pentagon. the announcement today said it's a response to mandatory, across- the-board spending cuts. they're scheduled to take effect march 1, unless congress comes up with alternative cuts. without changes, hundreds of thousands of full-time civilian employees will face furloughs and reduced paychecks by april. the government of syria called today for thousands of refugees to come home, including those opposed to the regime. nearly 600,000 syrians have fled the civil war and gone to neighboring countries. there's been a new surge this week. we have a report narrated by alex thomson of independent television news. >> the children say they double-checked their figures. they counted around 10,000 children in the overcrowded camps in jordan in just the past 24 hours, with the parents or gardens they recognized around 20,000 people in all. with the winter cold and conditions like this, in the camps, king abdullah of jordan took the might of these people to the top today, to the world economic summit in davous. >> jordan is hosti
meeting at the pentagon d.c. time so in a couple of hours and they don't start marching until 4:00 p.m. and they are very excited about it. i am tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> coming up at 5:15, mayor ed lee is also there for the inauguration and he will tell did it holds a special significance for him. >>> overnight police are investigating a deadly shooting. it happened at 1:00 a.m. not far from geneva avenue. one person was shot and killed, another was taken to san francisco general hospital and is expected to survive. police right now are searching for the fun man who witnesses say was wearing all black. it happened saturday evening and gary jones was driving when somebody fired shots into his car. he was shot at least once and he died later at local hospital. police say that gunman escaped in a silver or white vehicle. >>> well, the san francisco 49ers are headed to the super bowl just in case you didn't hear after a thrilling victory over the atlanta falcons and janine de la vega says the falcons came back home last night. good morning jeanine. >> reporter: that
on this side and end up right in front of the white house. now they are at the pentagon getting there d.c. time but they are not going and they have got a long wait ahead of them. everybody seems to be in a good mood and everybody is happy to be taking part and it seems less crowded than it was four years ago. i am tori campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> here are more details so you can follow along. the swearing in ceremonies begi 8:00 a.m. pacific time and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. the parade is scheduled to begin at 11:30 testimony -- and we will have another live report. we will area the swears in live and -- swearing in live and we will have it on www.ktvu.com and mobile www.ktvu.com. >>> it happened not far from geneva avenue and one person was shot and killed and another person was taken to san francisco general hospital and is expected to survive. police are still looking for the gunman and alex savage spoke to the mother of the man who was killed and you will hear that heartbreaking interview in the next half hour. >>> police are investigating a suspicious fir
. >> pentagon officials say al qaeda's northern africa affiliate yit is at the list of the top of snekts a deadly attack in al geara. dozens were killed at the six-day seej. -- seige. the wife of one american who escaped is speaking out. she says her husband, steve, hid from terrorists in his office, then made a run for it. >> was there in hiding for about two snafl days, was within two, three feet of some terrorists at times, some of his friends didn't make it. there are a couple times when he said he truly did think he was going to die. >> frightening. officials say 38 hostages were either executed or killed in rescue attempts. >> abc news is getting a look at hay report showing many foods we i buy may not be what we're paying for. they're filled with cheap substitutes. >> it's what we expect as shoppers. >> i think anything put in there should be listed on ingredients label. >> but a new troll down the grocery aisle by a nonprofit usp, discovered rizing numbers of fake ingredients in products from olive oil to spices to fruit juice n a new data base to be released tomorrow and obtaine
. pentagon on the verge of placing women in combat roles in the front line of the war. >> and hillary clinton talking about the security lapses in ben gazy. >> and what kind of message are they sending to students? >>> we want to take you back now to the situation we're following for new oakland a three story victorian style home is on fire, burning more than an hour now. >> nick smith is live once again at the scene. >> i can tell you things are still pouring out of the building. i have the battalion chief joining me. what do we see right now? what is the approach you're use something uk see behind you, you've got flames coming through the roof. the easiest way to get access to that fire is to attack it with two pipes from above without having to put firefighters in the building. >> talk to me about impacts to traffic. >> we've got this surrounding block impacted. plus, a shut down. i know there is heavy smoke on the freeway earlier causing problems on 880. >> chief, we can confirm there are no injuries now. do you have about 60 personnel on the scene? >> that is correct. we had another fire
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is committed to doing the job. they're fighting and dying together. >> the pentagon announced women will be allowed to serve in direct combat roles. new policy lists a 1994 ban. >> not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> women makeup 15% of the active duty personnel. more than 150 have died in afghanistan and iraq. this helicopter bilt lost both of her legs serving in iraq. >> america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as their sons oor women will be awill youed to be part of infan tri units and special forces. >> i think it will be hard. women aren't built the same way as men. and i tli there is going to be a lot of discrimination. >> military units will have an opportunity to seek waivers but they have to be approved by the defense secretary ai. vast majority support women serving in combat but there are critics. one soldier told abc news women are designed to love and newer tour, men to, hunt and kill. president obama says the new policy will help the u.s. military become even stronger. >> a 1
points. >> the pentagon has started laying off thousands of contract and temporary civilian workers. a spokesman says the agency is letting 46-thousand people go. it's an effort to reduce spending ahead of possible mandatory budget cuts in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by billions of dollars. you might be missing some money.and not even know it! there is roughly *58-billion dollars* in unclaimed money and property sitting in treasuries all over the country. the national association of unclaimed property administrators says most of it is held by states. these funds come from forgotten bank accounts, life insurance payouts. you may want to take a look at the online databases. one person in connecticut claimed nearly 33-million dollars from an old stock sale! >> coming up coach karbalcoach karbal and wh colin kaepernick coach harbaugh, coming up the latest information, coming up... (male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly.this is a nice green grassy lawn located in the
: as the pentagon officially welcomed women into the ranks of combat warriors. >> at land and sea and in the air, we both wear the same uniform and fire the same weapons and most importantly, we all take the same oath. gwen: as republicans pondered reinvention. >> we have to stop being the stupid party. and it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. >> and as congress geared up
. the collection included 24 assault rifles. more than $63,000 was paid out for all the weapons. >> the pentagon confirms the u.s. is providing additional support to french troops identifying in mali. defense secretary leon panetta gave refueling support to missions over the north african hot spot. the u.s. military is helping with the transport of troops and supplies. >>> in egypt, at least 27 were killed and 400 wound when rioting broke out over death sentences handed down for a soccer melee. a judge sentenced 21 local fans to death for their part in the soccer riots that killed 74 people last february. most of today's victims were killed when police fired tear gas and other live ammunition into crowds of angry protesters. >>> as if this year's flu season isn't bad enough we're actually fighting three viruses out there. the one that causes the flu, the one that causes the common cold, and now a new virus is spreading like wildfire all over the u.s. and can sicken tens of millions. here's the story. >> never felt lick this -- felt like this before. >> the superbug is ripping across the country
they can go on a spending spree. >>> in a surprising move, the pentagon announced it will lift its ban and allow women to be sent to the front lines. senior defense officials say defense secretary leon panetta will change the rules today that will allow women to serve in patrol and commando roles. the military services will have until 2016 to allow women to join combat positions. >>> tough questions for secretary of state hillary clinton on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the senate and house foreign relations committees grilled her for more than five hours yesterday. clinton was accused of not doing enough to provide protection and of misleading the public in the aftermath of four americans being killed. the secretary responded to say she is focused on trying to fix what went wrong. >>> and secretary clinton's replacement will begin his nomination process today. senator john kerry will go before the senate foreign relations committee in the first step to become the next secretary of state. to prepare for his new role, the senator will h
and equipment will have to be ewessed and that will effect military readiness. the pentagon has began laying off 46 temporary and contracted workers. the full-time employees are also in the works. the pentagon is facing nearly $50 billion in cuts unless congress can agree on alternative. president obama violated the constitution. that's the decision from a federal appeals court. the ruling avoid the president's recess appointments of three national relations board members. recess appointments are when the president fills an administration position while the senate is not in session to avoid confirmation. the court says recess appointments can only be made between formal sessions of congress. the ruling also questions the nomination of richard cordray as head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the white house disagrees with that decision calling it, quote, unprecedented but no word on if it will appeal. she was found guilty of murdering her2-year-old daughter but found guilty of lying to -- i'm sorry, not guilty of murdering her daughter but guilty of lying to police. now casey anthony
to bring it here on c-span but the hearing went late. under way at the pentagon, a briefing with general martin dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs and leon panetta, the defense secretary, announcing a change, the lifting of the ban of the use of women in combat. let's get back to the focus of the phone calls here on c-span. biggest foreign policy challenge for the next four years. democratic caller in florida. caller: i have been watching the program all morning and i see the biggest foreign policy challenge in the next four years is not so much one that takes us out of the country as it is bringing democrats and republicans together to do what's best for our country in regards to foreign policy. that's where i see the biggest challenge in the next four years is bringing those two parties together so we can all be safe and enjoy the freedoms that we have today. host: do you think it makes it easier for that to happen with the president appointing someone like john kerry? caller: i think john kerry is a prime example of how we can probably get that done just because of his nature of br
of it centered their grounds. >> major changes are coming for women serving in the army and marines. the pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat. >> at least 130 female troops were killed in a rock and afghanistan. more than 800 were wounded. in the mility think the decision is long overdue. >> we have a bunch of strong and capable women that can take on the challenge that is thrown at us. women will be able to meet the physical requirements. >> if they can meet the standards than we can stand another soldier who is willing to serve this nation and lead their lives down in a combat role. that is good for our military. >> not every combat position will open on at once. the new policy will be implemented over three years. gretchen's could ask fbranches can ask for for specific desk-i ame payne -- i am ed payne reporting. >> we will be back with more on the weather with erica. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song
year. >> because at the pentagon, the defense department has started laying off thousands of contract and some wear civilian workers. all were told that the agency is letting 46,000 people go. he is an effort to reduce spending, and had a possible mandatory budget cuts in march. if congress fails to reach a deal on deficit reduction, the military will be forced to reduce its budget by millions of dollars. >> the fda will not take any regulatory action against the pennsylvania college because of a vending machine that is selling the morning after pill. the machine dispenses a pill for $25 to students and university employees of shipping's bird university. administrators say that the ideal of the machine came from a student survey and was endorsed by the student government. >> the highs will only get up to the 50s today. futurecast 4 stays that of western will stay out perry there will be no 60's on the board is upper 50's for the south bay. about mid 50s for the delta perry ed about 55 for san leandro. downtown san francisco will get about 56 degrees. here's a look at your 7 day around
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